3 Pit Stops To Visit On Your Next Gatlinburg Road Trip
To celebrate the end of summer, why not plan a quick road trip up to the Great Smoky Mountains? Between taking a walk through gorgeous Appalachian hiking trails, riding a roller coaster at Dollywood, and stopping in for a bite to eat in downtown Gatlinburg, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the heart of East Tennessee. While the destination is the ultimate goal, check out these three pit stops you should take on your way to your next Gatlinburg vacation.
If you’ve ever stepped foot into the Bass Pro Shop in Sevierville, then you know why it has earned a place on this list. This massive outdoor supplies outlet is every nature lover’s dream. Filled with examples of local Tennessee wildlife and fauna, this two-story shopping center has something for every outdoorsman or woman. A key feature of the Kodak Bass Pro Shop is the stunning two-story waterfall and massive fish tank. Stop by to pick up some camping supplies or a hiking jacket on your way to your Gatlinburg getaway.
Baseball fans in East Tennessee have no doubt heard of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team. Constructed in 2000, this stadium seats over 6,000 patrons and features Calhoun’s At The Yard, a mouth-watering southern buffet dining option. Whether you’re a diehard Smokies fan or simply want to sit back and enjoy a classic American sporting event, a stop at this stadium should be on every road trip agenda.
Old Tennessee Distilling Co.
Just a short drive off of Exit 407 sits our brick and mortar distillery, Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Started in 2014, our master distillers have perfected the art of crafting the highest quality moonshine and spirits on this side of the Mississippi River. We are fortunate enough to be recognized for our quality spirits with several awards and accolades from the distilling community and we want to share our products with you. Stop in for a free tasting to try out our moonshine and liquors for yourself! Stick around for $5 cocktails, take a walk around the property, or have a chat with one of our many master distillers.
Visit Us Today
However you decide to plan your road trip, make sure to stop in and visit us at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Our wide selection is guaranteed to feature a flavor for even the pickiest drinker in your group. After your free tasting, take a taste of Tennessee home with you as a way to remember the perfect end of your summer road trip.